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I'm wrestling with this myself.   In my first pregnancy I had Hyperemesis Gravidarum.  I was sick before I even missed my period and remained sick until the placenta came out.  I was on two different medications and was still very sick throughout my pregnancy.   So, no surprise that didn't tolerate the GD screening.  Since I couldn't do it, they said they'd have to assume I had GD and tried to "treat" me.  That was mainly by having me test my blood four times a...
I am not vegan, but I had hyperemesis gravidarum during the course of my pregnancy and had absolutely no tolerance for meat or eggs and could only do diary for the second half of my pregnancy.  So I spent much of my pregnancy on a vegan diet for that reason.  First off, my son was absolutely fine so don't worry about it.  Second, I found nuts worked well for me.  Peanuts and cashews are easy to throw into a stir-fry and taste great in them too!  Wheat berries, quinoa and...
This was exactly how it was in my first pregnancy.  I just knew I was pregnant right away.   
I had morning sickness a week before my period was due.  I also ended up with hyperemesis gravidarum during the entire pregnancy, so that might not be normal.
When my son was 5 months old, I had a number of people inform me that I would "dry up" at six months and to enjoy that last month while I can.  It is impossible to breastfeed past 6 months.  My son still nurses now, at 17 months.  Not sure what though since my milk dried up 11 months ago, right?  ;)   My parents are bitterly divorced and one day my father critisized my mother for nursing me a little over a year.  I told him I planned on nursing my son for at least...
Terry Pratchett's books are funny fantasy.  I recommend starting with The Wee Free Men.  His books straddle childrens and adult.  Neil Gaimen is pretty good too.  Each books has a different feel I find.    
My seven week old was introduced to them at about three weeks. We didn't have any problems with nipple confusion. We mainly use ours during the day if we take Finn out or have guests over, because he generally doesn't sleep at all in these situations. He's very curious and observant and will stay pleasantly awake as long as the guests are over or we are out no matter how long that is, but then have a meltdown as soon as things calm down. The pacifier doesn't solve the...
Hello all! I'm a first time mother from New York state. My son, Finn, is seven weeks old as of today. I'm never very good at these introductory posts...I never know what to write!
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